Henry C. Weinberg

01/06/1930 - 11/18/2020


Obituary For Henry C. Weinberg

Henry C. Weinberg
Jan. 6, 1930-Nov. 18,2020

Henry C. Weinberg passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2020, after an extended illness. He was born on January 6, 1930, in Altoona, the son of the late Jules and Esther (Colbus) Weinberg and stepson of the late Jeanette Weinberg.

Henry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Maxine (Stein), sons Joel (Amy) and Marc, and daughter Ellen (Ken) Marowitz, along with grandchildren: Jenna and Michael Weinberg, Sara, Max and Nathan Weinberg, Marnie and Addie Marowitz. He is also survived by his sister Celia (Harvey) Dezen, step-brother Ron(Sue) Margolies, their families and a multitude of friends who knew and loved Henry.

He graduated from Altoona Area High School in 1947 and attended the University of Pittsburgh, St. Francis and Duquesne Universities. Henry along with his parents opened the Colony Shop, a popular children and junior clothing store and operated it for 38 years. He then worked in the PA Treasurer’s office for 15 years before retiring in 2004.

His true vocation in life was serving others. In addition to his family, Henry was devoted to his Synagogue and community where he was a tireless volunteer. He followed in his father’s footsteps as President of Agudath Achim Congregation, was Chairman of the Cemetery Committee for 40 years and tutor for many children preparing for their B’nai Mitzvah. He was a loyal volunteer in the Emergency Department of UPMC Altoona, a member of SCORE, and a 50-year member of the Shrine.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home.

Condolences and questions about a recording of the service may be sent to them. A celebration of life in Henry’s honor will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in Henry’s honor may be made to Agudath Achim Synagogue and Cemetery Fund, 1306 17th Street, Altoona PA 16602, or Grane Hospice, 115 Union Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602.

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  • 11/20/2020

    I have known Henry for many, many years. I served two tours of duty in combat as a US Marine in Viet Nam and then served 41 years as a Logan Township Police Officer, the last twelve as the Chief of Police. Henry requested that I speak many times on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day at the Agudath Achim Cemetery and Synagogue many times, to which I was honored. He and his family are in our prayers. He was a great friend.

  • 11/20/2020

    I first met Henry in the early 80s. He really impressed me. He was a customer of mine. He was an inspiration to me as I considered opening a business. We chatted often and he shared his wisdom and advise. I have shared some of his key points of wisdom over the years with others in the wonderful world of retail business. I will always cherish my memories of a Great Man. Bob Hoffman

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Joseph J. Stevens III


Joseph J. Stevens III